Three Lebanese women researchers were selected along with 2 others from Jordan and Syria, among more than 100 candidates in the Levant region, for the 9th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science.
The Levant Regional Young Talents Ceremony was held at the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) in Beirut, reaffirming the commitment of both L’Oréal and UNESCO to promoting women in science and making their talent known to future generations.
“For Women in Science” is a global program that has awarded over 3,900 researchers and 122 Laureates from over 110 countries.
“Our changing world has never been in greater need of women and their discoveries,” said Mrs. Emily Wahab Harb, Managing Director of L’Oréal Lebanon.
“The 5 scientists awarded today exemplify both diversity and excellence. As they overcome obstacles and push boundaries, they are fully participating in finding the solutions we need to create a sustainable future and a beautiful world,” she added.
The three Lebanese women who were awarded for the 2022 edition are the following:
Dr. Nancy Fayad
Dr. Nancy Fayad was recognized for her research based on the analysis of microorganisms in the body and the environment.
Rania Kassir was honored for her research highlighting an understanding of the effect of bilingualism on executive functions in healthy Lebanese bilingual elderly and people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Zeina Habli was awarded for her research aiming at detection techniques of metastatic circulating cancer cells in blood samples.